Gamers: A World Divided

Gamers: A World Divided

There has been a disturbance in The Force. I am unsure whether the “mainstreaming” of gaming is simply people becoming accepting or a fault line opening up within the industry. Is gaming culture becoming accepted, or have game developers learned how to craft their games and market them in a way so they aren’t perceived is such a negative light?

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Convention Report: Orlando Otronicon 2011

Convention Report: Orlando Otronicon 2011

Orlando is known for many things: tourists, bad drivers, strip malls, theme parks, and conventions. Luckily for us, Orlando is a relatively convention heavy city. If you like science fiction, comic books, movies, and gaming, it’s actually not a bad place to hang your hat. Each year at the Orlando Science Center we’re lucky enough to have Otronicon, a convention that focuses on gaming and new technology. I’m happy to say that 2011’s Otronicon is the best yet.

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Convention Memories: In The Year 2008 Everyone Thought  “twittering” Meant Masturbation.

Convention Memories: In the year 2008 everyone thought “twittering” meant masturbation.

I’m a convention nerd.  I pretty much always have been.  My first convention was at a local Holiday Inn in Fort Myers Florida.  It featured “Q” from Star Trek the Next Generation and Buck Rogers star Erin Grey.  I remember loving it, even though by today’s convention standards it was pretty awful.  I’ve also managed to make it out to my fair share of Comic Cons in San Diego.  For those that have not been, it’s the nerd version of the Hajj.  Every once in a while you’ll luck out at a convention and capture a really amazing moment.

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Capcom, Farming Out Resident Evil?

Capcom, farming out Resident Evil?

“So, Capcom decided to farm out its licenses to Western developers. It was their hope that this formula would generate more cash, and some more western fans. The big problem is a lot of the “Capcom” games produced out of Japan received less than stellar reviews and no where near the quality of “actual” Capcom games. It was like putting a Ferarrai sticker on La Baron convertible and expecting people not to notice that they’re different cars.”

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Thank You And Happy “nerd Year!”

Thank you and happy “nerd year!”

We here at Nerd Appropriate would like to extend a massive “Thank You” and internet fist bump to everyone out there that makes this site worth doing. To those of you that read our silly posts, listen to our pod casts, leave comments and make great conversation, we salute you! Your support means more to us than you could possibly realize.

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Open Thread: Booty Count

Open Thread: Booty Count

Holiday booty that is! Since my brothers in nerdery are in the process of moving to a new lair and/or stalking Kristen Bell or something, I figured I’d keep the dream alive and continue my mad holiday posting spree. What else am I supposed to do with 17 days off? Because it’s always fun to discuss what you got for the holidays, let’s make some more fracking lists.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic – What Class Will You Be Playing ? (a Novel)

Star Wars: The Old Republic – what class will you be playing ? (a novel)

With SWTOR slated for Q1 2011 many of us are already within its “force grip”, so to speak. I have friends that ask me on a weekly basis what class and specialization I plan on playing, so I figured I may as well make a list for those that haven’t yet decided what to roll. Enjoy this compilation of information gathered from a variety of resources that may make the decision a bit easier.

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